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					                  2008–2009 PTA Reflections Program
              GENERAL STUDENT PARTICIPATION RULES
                          Theme: “WOW!”
Students must adhere to the following general participation rules as well as the rules for their
specific arts area.

1. Theme
The theme for the 2008–2009 PTA Reflection Program is “Wow!” Only new pieces of artwork
inspired by the theme are acceptable.

2. Student Eligibility through Local PTAs
Students must participate in the Reflections Program through a local PTA/PTSA in good
standing. Parent groups not affiliated with the national PTA organization are not eligible to
sponsor this program. It is the responsibility of the local PTA/PTSA to determine each student’s
eligibility in the Reflections Program. A student may develop an entry in or outside of school.

3. Grade Divisions
Students may enter the Reflections Program in the appropriate division for their grade. The
divisions are as follows:
      Primary: preschool–grade 2, up to age 7
      Intermediate: grades 3–5, ages 8–10
      Middle/Junior: grades 6–8, ages 11–13
      Senior: grades 9–12,ages 14+
It is the responsibility of the local PTA/PTSA to determine the appropriate division if necessary.

4. Arts Areas
Students may submit works in any of the six arts areas:
     Literature
     Musical composition
     Photography
     Visual arts
     Dance choreography
     Film production
The Illinois PTA does not limit the number of entries a student may submit. All entries must
include an artist statement that describes how the piece relates to the theme.

5. Children with Disabilities
PTA believes that each child with a disability should be provided a free and appropriate public
education. Therefore, the Reflections Program does not have a special division for students with
disabilities. The PTA believes it is the right of parents to place their child in the Reflections
Program grade division that best reflects the child’s developmental age.

6. Deadlines
Each student must submit his or her work by the deadline established by his or her local
PTA/PTSA. Each local PTA/PTSA sponsoring the program will set a deadline for entries in
adherence with the state, district, and council needs. These entries are judged, and the selected
works are forwarded to the next level of judging (council, district, or state). Direct all questions
regarding deadlines or rules to your Council or District PTA arts chair.
7. Judging
All entries are judged on artistic merit, creativity, and interpretation of the theme.

The Reflections Program makes no restriction on content or subject in artwork. Students who are
submitting entries need to meet school and/or local and state PTA standards. Judges review
entries based upon creativity, artistic merit, and interpretation of the theme.

Each PTA determines its own judges for the program. Under no conditions may parents or
students contact the judges to dispute the status of an entry. All decisions of judges are final.

8. Award Recipient Notification
District Reflections Assistants will notify students who receive recognition at the IL PTA District
level. The IL PTA Cultural Arts Chairman will notify students who receive recognition at the
State level & will submit original literature, film & dance entries, digital photos of photography
and visual arts pieces & copies of music entries to the national PTA organization for the creation
of the Reflections Program Gallery on the PTA national website (www.pta.org).
                         2008–2009 PTA Reflections Program
                                  Theme: “Wow!”
                                  LITERATURE
Students must adhere to the general participation rules as well as the following Literature Rules.

Description
 A literature entry may be a work of fiction or nonfiction. Prose, poetry, and drama are all
   accepted. The entry must relate to the current Reflections Program theme.
 Whether an entry uses a variety of techniques or a simple approach, it will be judged
   primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme. A well-
   developed concept is more important than technique.

Originality
 Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative
   integrity of a student’s work. Because the program is designed to encourage and recognize
   each student’s individual creativity, help from an adult or collaboration with other students is
   not allowed. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Literature entrants are not to borrow
   from copyrighted material.
 Plagiarism is defined as taking and using another person’s ideas, writings, or inventions as
   one’s own. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified and returned to the students.

Student Entry Form
All participants are required to fill out in its entirety and sign the Student Entry Form. Each
participant is also required to submit an artist statement to describe what inspired them to
create this work & how it relates to the theme. While there is no required length, the artist
statement is mandatory for all entries. Students who have not completely filled out the entry
form will not be eligible to participate in the program. In situations where the child cannot fill out
the entry form or write legibly, a parent may sign his or her child’s name.
Students have the option of placing the titles of their works on the Student Entry Form. If the
entry has no title, please write “Untitled.”

Judging
All entries are judged on artistic merit, creativity, and interpretation of the theme. Due to the
diversity of literary genres, the interpretation of the theme is weighted very heavily in judging.

Presentation
   1. Entries must not exceed 2,000 words.
   2. Entries may be handwritten or typed, either on a typewriter or with a computer.
   3. Number all pages.
   4. Illustrated entries, including “books,” with pictures drawn by the student are acceptable;
           however, only literary content is judged.
   5. Entries are to reflect grade-appropriate grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Format
    1. Submit entries on any kind of paper, not to exceed 8½ inches by 11 inches in size.
    2. Submit the original with the Student Entry Form attached to the back of the entry.
    3. Do not mount entries.
    4. Do not offer entries with printed text on both sides of the page.
    5. Write the student’s name on the back of each page in case pages become separated.
    6. Collections of poems or short stories are not acceptable. A student may submit more than
             one work, but each one must be submitted separately.
Assistance
Dictation and typing:
    1. Students may have their entries typed by another person as long as the original work or a
        copy of the original work is attached.
    2. Students who are physically challenged or students in kindergarten or 1st grade may
        dictate to another person who may type or write down the original work.
    3. Transcribers should make every attempt to retain the same level of language and
        accuracy that is reflected in the student’s original work.
Translation:
    1. Students for whom English is not their first language may submit literature entries in their
        own languages. An interpretive translation must accompany the entry.
    2. Translators should make every attempt to retain the same level of language and accuracy
        that is reflected in the student’s original work.
                        2008–2009 PTA Reflections Program
                                 Theme: “Wow!”
                        MUSICAL COMPOSITION RULES
Students must adhere to the general participation rules as well as the following Musical
Composition Rules.

Description
A musical composition entry may be for voice, instruments, or a combination of voice and
instruments. Lyrics may or may not be included in vocal compositions. The composition is not to
exceed five minutes. The entry must relate to the current Reflections Program theme.

The use of composition software is permitted. Students are strongly discouraged from submitting
highly edited MIDI sequences or audio files. The recording submitted must capture performers in
real-time. The entry may not include imported MIDI or other source files, or use algorithmic
composition software.

Use of notation software for the purpose of creating scores and printed parts is permitted.
Whether the score is handwritten or computer-generated, appropriate instrumentation and voicing
are required for the performance.

Whether an entry uses a variety of techniques or a simple approach, it will be judged primarily on
how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme. A well-developed
concept is more important than technique.

Originality
Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative
integrity of a student’s work. Because the program is designed to encourage and recognize each
student’s individual creativity, help from an adult or collaboration with other students is not
allowed. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Musical composition entrants are not to
borrow from copyrighted material.

Plagiarism is defined as taking and using another person’s ideas, writings, or inventions as one’s
own. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified and returned to the students.

Student Entry Form
All participants are required to fill out in its entirety and sign the Student Entry Form. Each
participant is also required to submit an artist statement to describe what inspired them to create
this work and how it relates to the theme. This is required for all grade divisions. While there is
no required length, the artist statement is mandatory for all entries. Students who have not
completely filled out the entry form will not be eligible to participate in the program. In situations
where the child cannot fill out the entry form or write legibly, a parent may sign his or her child’s
name.

On the form, please answer the following:
        1. Who performed your composition?
        2. Did you use traditional instrumentation or a synthesizer?
        3. If you used MIDI, what software and hardware did you use to compose your work?
        4. If you included lyrics, how do they work with your composition
Students have the option of placing the titles of their works on the Student Entry Form and must
answer a few questions about how they created their works (see Required Information).

Judging
All entries are judged on artistic merit, creativity, and interpretation of the theme. Due to the
diversity of musical genres, the interpretation of the theme is weighted very heavily in judging.

Presentation
Whether a student must submit musical notation is determined by his or her grade division:
       1. Primary and Intermediate: No notation is required. Iconic notation may be submitted.
           Iconic notation is “made-up” notation.
       2. Middle/Junior and Senior: Notation, either traditional, tablature, or electronic, is
           required. The notation should aid the listener and serve as a guide through the piece.
       3. Adults may not assist. Physically challenged students may dictate to another person
           who may write the notation. The quality or accuracy of the notation and performance
           support the musical idea, but they are not considered judging criteria.

Format
         1.   Entries may not exceed five minutes.
         2.   Students are not required to perform their own compositions.
         3.   A student’s composed work may be performed by a group.
         4.   Score size:
                  Entries should be no larger than 11 inches by 14 inches.
                  Band and orchestra compositions may be 11 inches by 16 inches.
                  Do not mount or bind the scores.

Recording Requirements
       1. All grade divisions must submit a CD recording of the composition.
       2. Submit the CD in a plastic or cardboard container; identify both the CD and the
          container with the student’s name, grade division, state, and year.
       3. Pack the CD with the score (if required) in a large envelope. Write the student’s
          name on the back of each page of the score in case pages become separated.
       4. Secure the Student Entry Form to the outside of the envelope with masking tape.

Recommendations for Quality Recordings
     1. Make the room you record in as quiet as possible. Close windows and turn off all
        noise-making devices in the room (air conditioners, fans, telephones, etc.). Do not
        place the recording device on top of an instrument or speakers.
     2. Don’t record at too loud (in the red zone on the meter) or too soft (meter barely
        moving) a level.
     3. Record a short test and listen to it while watching the meter. If needed, improve
        recording quality by changing the record volume or microphone location.
     4. Return to the beginning of the CD and record two seconds of silence; then start
        performing your composition. Finish with another two seconds of silence.
                        2008–2009 PTA Reflections Program
                                 Theme: “Wow!”
                        DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY RULES

Students must adhere to the general participation rules as well as the following Dance
Choreography Rules.

Description
    Dance choreography entries must be original choreographed dance composition works
       recorded on a DVD or CD. The choreography must be the work of one student and must
       demonstrate creativity and interpretation of the current Reflections Program theme.
    There may be up to three dancers performing the choreography. The choreographer may
       be the performer or one of the performers, but does not have to be. Costumes are not
       necessary. If costumes are used, however, the choreographer must also create the
       costumes or directly note that the costumes are not the original work of the student.
    Whether an entry uses a variety of techniques or a simple approach, it will be judged
       primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme. A
       well-developed concept is more important than technique. Therefore, it is very important
       that the student show a clear relation of the dance choreography to the theme. The
       connection should be made evident through the use of song, props, or the dance itself.

Originality
    Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the
       creative integrity of a student’s work. Because the program is designed to encourage and
       recognize each student’s individual creativity, help from an adult or collaboration with
       other students is not allowed. Use of copyrighted material other than music is prohibited.
    Plagiarism is defined as taking and using another person’s ideas, writings, or inventions
       as one’s own. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified and returned to the students.

Student Entry Form
    All participants are required to fill out in its entirety and sign the Student Entry Form.
    Each participant is also required to submit an artist statement to describe how his or her
   piece relates to the theme.
    While there is no required length, the artist statement is mandatory for all entries.
       Students who have not completely filled out the entry form will not be eligible to
       participate in the program. In situations where the child cannot fill out the entry form or
       write legibly, a parent may sign his or her child’s name.
    Students have the option of placing the titles of their works on the Student Entry Form
       and must answer a few questions about how they created their works (see Required
       Information).
    The title, composer, and performer of any background music must be credited and
       documented on the Student Entry Form. If the entry’s connection to the theme is
       expressed in the song choice, this should be explained in the artist statement.
    State who performed the choreography.

Judging
All entries are judged on artistic merit, creativity, and interpretation of the theme. Due to the
diversity of dance styles, the interpretation of the theme is weighted very heavily in judging.
Presentation
    Entries may not exceed five minutes.
    All grade divisions must submit a DVD or CD of a performance of the choreography.
    The choreographer is not required to be the (or one of the) performer(s).
    The performance should directly relate to the theme.
    Submissions should be in one of the following file formats:
                    .MPG / .MPEG
                    .MOV / .QT (Quicktime Video)
                    WMV (Windows Media Video)
    The recorded performance should be saved as a file on the DVD/CD, not as a DVD/CD
   movie.
    Submit the DVD or CD in a plastic or cardboard container; identify both the DVD/CD
       and the container with the student’s name, grade division, state, and year.
    Enclose the DVD/CD in a large envelope.
    Secure the Student Entry Form to the outside of the envelope with masking tape.

Recommendations for Quality Recordings
    Use a tripod to hold the camera still.
    Make sure there is plenty of lighting, especially if shooting indoors.
    Turn off all noise-making devices in the room (air conditioners, fans, telephones, etc.).
    Make sure the background music (if any) is audible on the recording.
                        2008–2009 PTA Reflections Program
                                 Theme: “Wow!”
                            PHOTOGRAPHY RULES

Students must adhere to the general participation rules as well as the following Photography
Rules.

Description
 A photography entry must be an original black-and-white or color image, or a group of
   images, produced by a photographic process. The entry must relate to the current Reflections
   Program theme.
 The entry may incorporate such techniques as montage, multiple exposure, negative
   sandwiches, and photograms. Images may be manipulated conventionally or digitally. Images
   should demonstrate the student’s proper use of photographic techniques such as depth of field
   and exposure. The images may be created using various lenses, filters, and light sources.
   Photographs with added graphics over the image, including lettering, are not acceptable.
 Whether an entry uses a variety of techniques or a simple approach, it will be judged
   primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme. A well-
   developed concept is more important than technique.

Originality
Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative
integrity of a student’s work. Because the program is designed to encourage and recognize each
student’s individual creativity, help from an adult or collaboration with other students is not
allowed. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. This includes the use of copyrighted cartoon
characters or other such material.
Plagiarism is defined as taking and using another person’s ideas, writings, or inventions as one’s
own. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified and returned to the students.

Student Entry Form
All participants are required to fill out in its entirety and sign the Student Entry Form. Each
participant is also required to submit an artist statement to describe what inspired him/her
to create this work and how it relates to the theme. This is required for all grade divisions.
While there is no required length, the artist statement is mandatory for all entries. Give the
dimensions of the piece and describe the process used in preparing the piece. Students who have
not completely filled out the entry form will not be eligible to participate in the program. In
situations where the child cannot fill out the entry form or write legibly, a parent may sign his or
her child’s name. Students have the option of placing the titles of their works on the Student
Entry Form and must answer a few questions about how they created their works (see Required
Information).
Return of Artwork
Reflections entries that are selected to advance to the IL PTA will be part of an exhibit that will
travel throughout the state until the next convention in 2010. They will then be returned to the
District Director who in turn will be responsible for returning them to the school of origin. If your
entry receives a national-level award, your original artwork will be used to prepare the
Reflections Program online gallery. Your artwork may also be chosen to participate in other
shows or exhibits; if so, the national PTA office will contact you to inform you of the
approximate date of the return of your artwork.

Judging
All entries are judged on artistic merit, creativity, and interpretation of the theme. Due to the
diversity of photographic processes and treatments, the interpretation of the theme is weighted
very heavily in judging.

Presentation
  1. A single print or collage may not exceed 11 inches by 14 inches, including a mat.
  2. Mount all prints on a cardboard mat, poster board, or some other sturdy material.
  3. Framed entries, original film (negatives or transparencies), and multidimensional pieces
        are not accepted.
  4. Attach the Student Entry Form to the back of the photograph using masking tape.
                        2008–2009 PTA Reflections Program
                                 Theme: “Wow!”
                              VISUAL ARTS RULES

Students must adhere to the general participation rules as well as the following
Visual Arts Rules.

Description
 A visual arts entry must be an original print, drawing, painting, collage, photographic collage,
   metal etching or punch work, fiber work, or computer-generated artwork that relates to the
   current Reflections Program theme.
 Whether an entry uses a variety of techniques or a simple approach, it will be judged
   primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme. A well-
   developed concept is more important than technique.

Originality
 Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative
   integrity of a student’s work. Because the program is designed to encourage and recognize
   each student’s individual creativity, help from an adult or collaboration with other students is
   not allowed. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. This includes the use of copyrighted
   cartoon characters or other such material.
 Plagiarism is defined as taking and using another person’s ideas, writings, or inventions as
   one’s own. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified and returned to the students.

Student Entry Form
 All participants are required to fill out in its entirety and sign the Student Entry Form.
 Each participant is also required to submit an artist statement to describe what inspired them
   to create this work and how it relates to the theme. While there is no required length, the
   artist statement is mandatory for all entries and grade divisions.
 Students who have not completely filled out the entry form will not be eligible to participate
   in the program. In situations where the child cannot fill out the entry form or write legibly, a
   parent may sign his or her child’s name.
 Give the dimensions of the piece and describe the medium (crayons, oil on canvas, etc.).
 Students have the option of placing the titles of their works on the Student Entry Form and
   must answer a few questions about how they created their works (see Required Information).

Return of Artwork
All artwork that is chosen to advance to the state level will automatically become part of the
2008-2009 Reflections Traveling Exhibit which travels throughout the state for one year. It will
then be returned to the District Director at the following IL PTA Convention who is turn will
return it to a representative from your school. If your entry receives a national-level award, your
original artwork will be used to prepare the Reflections Program online gallery. Your artwork
may also be chosen to participate in other shows or exhibits; if so, the national PTA office will
contact you to inform you of the approximate date of the return of your artwork. If your work is
not chosen for additional display outside the online gallery, the national PTA office will make
every effort to return your artwork by early 2010.
Judging
All entries are judged on artistic merit, creativity, and interpretation of the theme. Due to the
diversity of artistic media, the interpretation of the theme is weighted very heavily in judging.

Presentation
1. All art must be flat and may not be more than 3/8 inch thick. This includes all two-
   dimensional materials and images, including small, flat items (such as string, fabric, and
   screening) that have maximum surface contact with the face of the image. Nothing three-
   dimensional (noodles, beans, beads, boxes, etc.) may extend off the surface of a work.
   Artwork on a stretched canvas frame will be disqualified.
2. No art may exceed 24 inches by 20 inches, including a mat.
3. Entries may be submitted on paper, canvas board, cardboard, hot or cold pressboard, or
   canvas (not to exceed
   3/8-inch thickness).
4. Mount all paper or canvas entries on sturdy cardboard mats, but not in wooden, metal, plastic,
   or glass frames.
5. Protecting the work with transparent plastic cover is optional but highly recommended. Do
   not laminate the work.
6. Place the Student Entry Form in a sheet protector and tape it (with masking tape) to the back
   of the artwork

Works Not Accepted
 Sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and other three-dimensional artwork
 Reproductions or enlargements of other artwork
                        2008–2009 PTA Reflections Program
                                Theme: “Wow!
                           FILM PRODUCTION RULES

Students must adhere to the general participation rules as well as the following
Film Production Rules.

Description
  A film production entry must be an original work of fiction or nonfiction relating to the
     current Reflections Program theme. Entries may be with or without sound.
  The student submitting the entry must be the director, screenwriter, and cameraperson. If
     using a computer, the student must do all of the work. If the student chooses to appear in
     the production, a camera on a tripod may be used. All storyboarding, editing, etc., must be
     done by the student.
  Whether an entry uses a variety of techniques or a simple approach, it will be judged
     primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme. A
     well-developed concept is more important than technique.

Categories
 1. Animation: Animation may be drawn; created from a collection of objects, clay, torn
       paper, etc.; or computer-generated.
 2. Narrative: A story told through the images created on film or computer. (This is not the
       same as a storyteller narrating an original story.)
 3. Documentary: Nonfiction documentation using narration, facts, and images.
 4. Experimental: Video that explores movement, light, and montage.
 5. Media presentations: Computer-generated media presentations must be completely
       original, and the student must do all the work. Cutting and pasting from other sources is
       not permitted.
 6. PowerPoint presentations will not be accepted. Students must adhere to copyright laws.
       Software should be used only to enhance and present the work of the student. Due to the
       fact that most graphic elements of PowerPoint presentations are copyrighted clip art, use
       of this program is prohibited.

Originality
Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative
integrity of a student’s work. Because the program is designed to encourage and recognize each
student’s individual creativity, help from an adult or collaboration with other students is not
allowed. Use of copyrighted material other than music is prohibited.
   Plagiarism is defined as taking and using another person’s ideas, writings, or inventions as
    one’s own. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified and returned to the students.

Student Entry Form
   All participants are required to fill out in its entirety and sign the Student Entry Form.
   Each participant is also required to submit an artist statement to describe how his or her
      piece relates to the theme. While there is no required length, the artist statement is
      mandatory for all entries.
   Students who have not completely filled out the entry form will not be eligible to participate
      in the program. In situations where the child cannot fill out the entry form or write legibly,
      a parent may sign his or her child’s name.
   Students have the option of placing the titles of their works on the Student Entry Form and
      must answer a few questions about how they created their works (see Required
      Information).

   The title, composer, and performer of any background music must be credited and
     documented on the Student Entry Form. If the connection to the theme is expressed in the
     song choice, this should be explained in the artist statement.
   On the Student Entry Form, please answer the following:
            1. Who appears in your film? (It is suggested that you gain parental consent for any
               minors who appear in your film.)
            2. Was a computer used? If so, name the software and hardware.

Judging
All entries are judged on artistic merit, creativity, and interpretation of the theme. Due to the
diversity of film styles, the interpretation of the theme is weighted very heavily in judging.

Presentation
  Entries may not exceed five minutes.
  The film should directly relate to the theme.
  The student submitting the entry is not required to appear in the video.
  Submissions should be in one of the following file formats:
           1. .MPG / .MPEG
           2. .MOV / .QT (Quicktime Video)
           3. .WMV (Windows Media Video)
  Entries should be submitted on CD or DVD. The entry should be saved as a file on the
     CD/DVD, not as a CD/DVD movie.
  Submit the CD or DVD in a plastic or cardboard container; identify both the CD/DVD and
     the container with the student’s name, grade division, state, and year.
  Pack the CD/DVD in a large envelope.
  Secure the Student Entry Form to the outside of the envelope with masking tape.

Recommendations for Quality Recordings
  Use a tripod to hold the camera still.
  Make sure there is plenty of lighting, especially if shooting indoors.
  Think about sound. Use an extra microphone (boom mike) if needed. Turn off all noise-
    making devices in the room (air conditioners, fans, telephones, etc.).
                           Frequently Asked Questions
Participation
Who is eligible to participate? Participation in the Reflections Program is open to any student through a
local PTA/PTSA in good standing. It is the responsibility of the local unit to determine each student’s
eligibility in the Reflections Program.
May students participate through a local PTA not affiliated with their school? No. National PTA
requires that national entries come from local PTAs in good standing. Illinois PTA restricts a student to
entering through the PTA affiliated with their school. This practice prevents a student from entering
through a different PTA where they may have a better chance of advancing to the next level.
May students no longer attending a PTA school still enter the Reflections Program through their
former school? No. Illinois PTA requires that a student must enter through the PTA affiliated with their
school. In the case that a student just moves to a different school, they may not enter through the former
PTA. If there is not a PTA in the new school, this would be a good time to encourage them to start one.
Under what division should developmentally challenged students participate? National PTA believes
that each child with a disability should be provided a free and appropriate public education. Therefore, the
Reflections Program at the national level does not have a special division for students with disabilities.
National PTA believes it is the right of parents to place their child in the Reflections Program grade
division that best reflects the child’s developmental age.
May developmentally or physically challenged students receive help from a parent or teacher? Rules
or policies regarding developmentally or physically challenged students are left up to the discretion of each
state PTA and may be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Use of copyrighted material
May students use copyrighted material as a source for their artwork? Use of copyrighted material is
not acceptable in visual arts collages. Photo renderings must be from non-copyrighted material.

Literature
May a student use unacceptable language in an entry? The Reflections Program makes no restriction on
content or subject in the literature area. Students who are submitting entries created in a school setting
should be mindful of school and/or local or state PTA standards for writing. Judges should be reminded
that entries are to be reviewed for creativity, artistic merit, and interpretation of the theme.

Musical composition
May a student use notation software for creating musical composition scores? A student may use
notation software. Imported MIDI files or files from other sources are not acceptable .

Photography
May a student submit computer-manipulated photos? National PTA accepts electronic as well as film
photos.

Visual arts
May a student submit computer-generated visual artworks? National PTA accepts visual arts pieces
generated on a computer.

Student information protection
How does a PTA protect student information on artwork? When artwork is on display, label the back
of the piece only with the student’s name, school, and town. Do not attach the Official Entry Form to the
back of the artwork in a display setting. No one outside of PTA should have access to student information.
Develop a system to easily match and reattach Official Entry Forms to artwork for returning to the artist or
sending on to the next judging level.

				
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